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Showtime August 2021 Movies and TV Titles Announced

Showtime has announced the movies, TV shows and sports programming coming to the service in August. The Showtime August 2021 lineup includes the return of The L Word: Generation Q for a second season.

The Showtime August 2021 schedule also includes the season finales of drama series The Chi, comedy series Black Monday and Flatbush Misdemeanors, and dark comedy series The End.

Showtime August 2021 Movies and TV Titles Announced

Late night series Desus & Mero will air its final episode before a hiatus on Sunday, August 15, while the critically-acclaimed second season of Work in Progress will premiere on Sunday, August 22.

The Showtime August 2021 slate features two anticipated docuseries from Showtime Documentary Films. On August 8, the limited, four-part docuseries Gossip celebrates the inside story and history of tabloid reporting, following the career of legendary New York Post columnist Cindy Adams. On August 22, four-part docuseries UFO, from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Glen Zipper, explores the world of unidentified flying objects and conspiracy theories.

The L Word: Generation Q

On Showtime Sports, All Access follows Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley as they train for their upcoming pay per view bout on Saturday, August 14. Gegard Mousasi defends his title against grappling ace John Salter in the Bellator MMA Middleweight World Championship on Friday, August 13.

The Showtime PPV match between renowned content creator Jake Paul and former UFC Champion Tyron Woodley will premiere Sunday, August 29.

Showtime August 2021

Subscribers will also have access to the network’s premium collection of hit films. This August, the streamer highlights back to school classics such as Back to School, Carrie, Eighth Grade, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, School Ties and The Spectacular Now.

You can view the Showtime August 2021 originals, followed by the full schedule and streaming collections, below.


Season Premiere Friday, August 6

Based on the groundbreaking drama series The L Word, season two of The L Word: Generation Q will continue to follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter, Shane McCutcheon, Alice Pieszecki, Dani Nùñez, Micah Lee, Sarah Finley, Sophie Suarez, Gigi Ghorbani and Angelica Porter-Kennard as they experience love, heartbreak, setbacks and success in L.A. Season two is executive produced by showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan, along with series creator Ilene Chaiken, Kristen Campo, Allyce Ozarski, Maisha Closson, and original series stars Beals, Moennig and Hailey. Emmy winner Rosie O’Donnell, Donald Faison, Emmy, Academy Award nominee Griffin Dunne and Vanessa Williams have signed on to guest star in multiple episodes.

The L Word: Generation Q

Docuseries Premiere Sunday, August 8

UFO, a four-part docu-series from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Glen Zipper exploring our fascination with unidentified flying objects, and what clandestine influence the American government, lucrative private companies and the military may have in shielding the truth behind extraterrestrial phenomena to further their own agendas. Directed by Mark Monroe and Paul Crowder, the series explores unsettling theories of a subject that recently reached national headlines, and has historically been the focus of powerful politicians and CEOs, while average citizens pursuing the very same truth have been ridiculed and ostracized.

Showtime August 2021 - UFO

Season Premiere Sunday, August 22

The second season of Work in Progress, a half-hour comedy series helmed by Abby McEnany and Lilly Wachowski, picks back up with the character of Abby in the wake of her breakup (and almost out of almonds). Abby, a 46-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke, begrudgingly accepts that she’s too busy to kill herself. In fact, she’s just starting to get her head above water… until a global pandemic converges with a family emergency and forces Abby into uncharted territory.

Work in Progress Season 2

Docuseries Premiere Sunday, August 22

Directed by Jenny Carchman and produced by Imagine Documentaries, Gossip delves deep into the world of tabloid journalism, which rose to popularity in New York City in the late ‘70s and took the world by storm. The city’s most prominent gossip columnists, notably Queen of Gossip Cindy Adams, built their careers reporting on and creating icons; even sometimes becoming celebrities themselves. Each episode distinctly dissects and dishes on how gossip evolved across a different decade and highlights the biggest scoops and scandals that helped reshape journalism and set the agenda for the highest levels of society.


Season Finale Sunday, August 15

As The End continues, Edie decides to initiate a long overdue reckoning with Kate. Kate admits she is still living with the trauma of interrupting Edie’s suicide attempt when she was just a little girl. Edie admits that she’s been dealing with resentment for Kate for forcing her to live a painful life and not being allowed to end it all. Meanwhile, in Edie’s absence, Dawn has acted on her suspicions and trawled through her house, discovering Edie’s stash of drugs. Edie and Pamela take their relationship to the next level, leading Edie to feel that there are moments in life that are worth living for. Kate and Edie discuss the future of their scheme, with Edie pushing hard to carry it on. The End is a story about family, ethics and emotion, and mostly how it’s never too late to start again.

The End

Season Finale Sunday, August 1

On the season finale of The Chi, Emmett tells Tiff to make a decision. Imani and Shaad get a clean slate. Jake comes clean to Jemma. Trig gives Douda an ultimatum. Tracy throws a celebratory block party. Nina and Dre put their problems aside to help someone in need.

The Chi

Season Finale Sunday, August 1

It’s New Year’s Eve 1989. It’s Mo’s “wedding day,” and he and Dawn, Blair, Keith and Yassir work together to make sure they live to see another decade.

Black Monday

Season Finale Sunday, August 1

Half-hour comedy Flatbush Misdemeanors, created and written by Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman, who both star, is a raw comedy of city life following Dan and Kevin, who play characters struggling to thrive in their new surroundings in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The show explores two long-time friends seeking to climb out of their heads and connect with others. In the finale, after a shocking tragedy as a result of Kevin hanging out with Drew, Dan and Kevin argue about the merits of their friendship. Meanwhile, Zayna must decide her own future. A final turn leaves all of their futures in question.

Flatbush Misdemeanors

Final Episode Before Hiatus on Sunday, August 15 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Desus & Mero, the network’s first-ever late-night talk show, will continue to air weekly on Sunday and Thursday nights at 11 p.m. ET/PT from New York City. Each episode of Desus & Mero features co-hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero giving their take on the day’s hot topics and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more.

Desus & Mero


BELLATOR MMA 264: Mousasi vs. Salter
Friday, August 13 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

The Bellator MMA Middleweight World Championship is on the line as reigning 185-pound champion Gegard Mousasi defends his title in a five-round, must-see main event against grappling ace John Salter. Mousasi will be making his first title defense since facing former welterweight champion Douglas Lima last October. Meanwhile, a winner of ten out of his last 11 bouts, Salter will be looking to take advantage of his first shot at Bellator gold.

ALL ACCESS: Paul-Woodley
Saturday, August 14

The Emmy-winning series takes viewers beyond the ring as boxing’s newest superstar, renowned content creator Jake Paul prepares to take on the toughest challenge of his burgeoning career in former UFC Champion and striking specialist Tyron Woodley. The cameras take viewers into the fighters’ private lives and training camps as Paul, who is undergoing a rigorous camp in Puerto Rico, and Woodley, who is training in Miami with the help of all-time boxing great Floyd Mayweather, ready themselves to do battle in front of a global audience on Sunday, August 29.

Saturday, August 14 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Two of the best bantamweights in the world clash as former unified champion Guillermo Rigondeaux faces John Riel Casimero for Casimero’s 118-pound belt. A longtime champion at 122 pounds, Rigondeaux moved down to capture a 118-pound belt in 2020 and now has his sights set on adding Casimero’s strap to his collection. Casimero is making the second defense of the title he won in 2019.

BELLATOR MMA 265: Kongo vs. Kharitonov
Friday, August 20 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Hard-hitting heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Sergei Kharitonov clash in a can’t-miss main event. The No. 3-ranked Kongo returns to action for the first time since headlining the first-ever major MMA event in his native France last October in search of a signature win. Kharitonov is a tough Russian fighter returning to the Bellator cage and looking to climb the heavyweight rankings and assert himself as a title contender.

Saturday, August 28 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Undefeated two-time super middleweight world champion David Benavidez aims to extend his four-fight knockout streak against the upset-minded Jose Uzcategui in an all-action clash of former champions. Benavidez, 24, made boxing history when he became the youngest 168-pound world champion at age 20 in 2017. Now, the Phoenix native aims to thrill his hometown fans and move one step closer to a mega-fight at 168 pounds.

Sunday, August 29 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Boxing’s newest superstar, renowned content creator Jake Paul looks to continue his meteoric ascent by facing the most dangerous challenge of his young career, former UFC Champion and striking specialist Tyron Woodley. Paul scored consecutive viral KOs over former NBA star Nate Robinson and former UFC fighter Ben Askren and has promised the same outcome against Woodley. The hard-hitting veteran Woodley aims to stop the newcomer’s path to glory in its tracks.



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A Clockwork Orange

Back to School

Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Before Midnight

Blazing Saddles

Boiler Room

Borg vs. McEnroe

Children of Men


Dance Flick

Dark Skies

Dead in Tombstone

Eyes Wide Shut


Full Metal Jacket

Ghost World

Head of State

Hustle And Flow

Into the Blue

Into the Blue 2: The Reef

John Q

LX 2048

Mulholland Dr.


My Week With Marilyn



Pitch Black


Remember Me

Rescue Dawn



Scary Movie 5

Scent of a Woman

School Ties


Signature Move

Step Up Revolution


Teaching Mrs. Tingle

Testament of Youth

The Bridges of Madison County

The Canyons

The Challenger

The Chronicles Of Riddick

The Faculty

The Firm

The French Connection

The Haunting in Connecticut

The Jackal

The Ring Two

The Wash

This Ain’t Normal


Van Helsing

Wild Bill


Falling (Premiere)


No Man’s Land (Premiere)


Borg vs. McEnroe (Premiere)


Scary Movie 5


Pixie (Premiere)



Dark Skies


My Week With Marilyn


Barbershop 2: Back in Business


In addition to the Showtime August 2021 schedule, you can check out these collections next month.


Back to School, Barely Lethal, Carrie, Cutting Class, Eighth Grade, The Faculty, Ghost World, Girlhood, How To Build A Girl, Laggies, Mid90s, O, Paradise Hills, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, School Ties, The Spectacular Now, Strike!


American Psycho 2: All American Girl, Barely Lethal, Becky, A Call to Spy, Carrie, Dark Places, Dreamland, Ex Machina, Hustlers, Pixie, Set It Off, Van Helsing, Winter’s Bone, Wrong Turn

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